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'''Edward L. Stratemeyer''' (October 4, 1862 – May 10, 1930) was an American publisher and writer of children's fiction. He was one of the List of prolific writers|most prolific writers in the world, producing in excess of 1,300Omnibus II (2005). Veritas Press. p. 148. books himself, selling in excess of 500 million copies.Omnibus II (2005). Veritas Press, p. 148. He also created many the well-known fictional book series for Minor (law)|juveniles including The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew series, many of which sold millions of copies and are still in publication today. On Stratemeyer's legacy, ''Fortune magazine|Fortune'' wrote: "As oil had its Rockefeller, literature had its Stratemeyer."
Birth nameEdward L. Stratemeyer
PseudonymVictor Appleton, Ralph Bonehill, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene, Roy Rockwood and Arthur M. Winfield
Birth date{{Birth date|1862|10|04}}
Birth placeElizabeth, New Jersey, United States
Death date{{Death date and age|1930|05|10|1862|10|04}}
Death placeNewark, New Jersey
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery, Hillside|Evergreen Cemetery
Hillside, New Jersey|Hillside, New Jersey, United States
Resting place coordinates{{Coord|40.6925|-74.211|region:US-NJ_type:landmark}}
OccupationPublisher and writer
NationalityAmerican people|American
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